Beveridge is a town in Victoria, Australia, located along the Hume Highway, 42 kilometres north of Melbourne.
- Area:111.719 km2
- Elevation:270 m
- Local Government Area:Mitchell Shire Council
Beveridge is a town in Victoria, Australia, located along the Hume Highway, 42 kilometres north of Melbourne.It is governed by theCity of Whittlesea and Mitchell Shire. At the 2016 Census, Beveridge had a population of 2,330.
Beveridge was named after Scottish sheep farmer Andrew Beveridge who built the Hunters' Tryst Inn in 1845. The Inn still serves as a hotel, as well as post office and general store.Beveridge Post Office opened on 1 January 1865.Near Beveridge is Mount Fraser, an eroded extinct volcanic cone. It is a large scoria volcano with two craters, which last erupted about one million years ago. The north side of the hill is quite steep and reaches a height of 125 metres above the surrounding basalt plain. From this location the explorers Hume and Hovell first saw Port Phillip on 14 December 1824. A quarry now operates at the side of the hill and supplies most of Melbourne's scoria. A copy of the original Eureka flag flies atop this hill every year to commemorate Ned Kelly.
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